Palette Project - DIY Sign

As a collaborative team - one thing that we can always agree on is the desire to reuse and recycle found objects.  From Rachel's found objects integrated into her jewelry, to Danielle's design taste - dug deep from old basements and attics; it's a common theme.

The same idea applied when Rachel found an old palette in a neighbors yard - and Copper Shoppe just so happened to need a new sign for our Outdoor Urban Market!

Our first step was disassembling the palette (and of course keeping the rest for a next project) - to build our ideal shape and color scheme.  The distress in the palette offered a natural range of textures and colors - so it wasn't an easy choice!  We trashed the rusty nails and joined them together with some spare trim from the garage.  Please note - we always encourage cute footwear while using high power machine tools - oops!

After assembling the sign, we continued to sand/clean to prepare our surface for painting. 

To ensure we stuck as closely as we could to our design font - we took our time to trace via a projector before we started the painting.

Finally - the painting!  Rachel painted "Copper" and I rounded out "Shoppe" - didn't turn out too shabby did it?  We loved the final customized look and proudly hung the sign on our tent this weekend!

What projects have you used found objects for?

Our style is born out of simple resourcefulness, armed with creativity and a projector we transform a pallet into our very first sign.

Our style is born out of simple resourcefulness, armed with creativity and a projector we transform a pallet into our very first sign.